16 Beauty Trends That Blew Up On Instagram In 2016
The good, the bad and the downright weird.
When it comes to weird and wonderful beauty trends, Instagram is way up there with its inspo.
Here's the biggest, best and sometimes most weird makeup and hair styling trends the internet obsessed over on Insta this year...
1. Crystal lips
Not massively practical unless you are a mermaid princes, but just SO. PRETTY.
2. Secret rainbow hair
A sneaky way to live your rainbow hair dreams without breaking any dresscodes at school or work. All you do to achieve is dye the underlying layer of hair so that you can easily cover up the colour with the top layers.
3. 100 layers challenge
This challenge took over the entire internet with variations ranging from 100 layers of highlighter to 100 layers of Kylie Jenner Lip Kits. Why? Because we're all fascinated with the extreme side of beauty and because it was lol to watch too.
4. Shoulder strobing
For those days when strong cheekbones just aren't enough.
5. Dyeing your hair with Nutella
Sounds nuts (see what we did there?) and we have to say we're not totally convinced this would work, but that wasn't stopping one hair stylist trying it out.
6. Holochrome nails
It's no surprise the entire internet became obsessed with these mesmerising nails in 2016. JUST LOOK HOW SHINY THEY ARE.
7. Mermaid crowns
Because it's the ultimate dream for anyone who wishes they were a sea queen.
8. Glitter roots
Again, Insta just can't resist a shiny style and glitter roots were the perfect style to look jazzy AND hide your greasy roots at all the major summer music festivals.
9. Scorpion nails
A thoroughly bonkers (not to mention controversial) trend from Mexico which involved people putting a mini scorpion inside their nail art.
10. Bun dropping
Not a hair style per se, but everyone still got a little bit crazy over these slo-mo vids of gals letting their buns drop and swish from side to side. Gloriously satisfying.
11. Glow in the dark hair
This one is SO good that we even did a tutorial in how to DIY the look yourself...
12. Rainbow brows
Rainbow dyeing doesn't just have to be one for your hair; now it's your brows' turn.
13. Hair rings
Because sometimes jewellery for your bod just isn't enough.
14. Glittery underbrows
Reckon people aren't paying enough attention to your seriously on fleek brows? Then line them with glitter so no one can miss them, duh.
15. Galaxy freckles
The most fantastical way to glitz up your freckles (or just actually get some if you don't naturally have 'em).
16. Neck contouring
Has contouring finally gone too far? Probably, but for some reason that hasn't stopped a large portion of the internet watching vids on how to make the back of their necks look slim.
In conclusion? The internet is a weird but wonderful place - especially when it comes to all things beauty.
Now watch as we delve inside Lottie Tomlinson's wardrobe...